Surgical Site Infection Among Women Discharged with a Drain In Situ After Breast Cancer Surgery

Bergkvist, Leif
December 2007
World Journal of Surgery;Dec2007, Vol. 31 Issue 12, p2300
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the incidence of infection in women who were discharged with a drain in situ after breast cancer surgery. According to the author, sending the patient home with drains in situ seems feasible and no increase in seroma formation or infections has been reported. He concludes that a reasonable way to handle most patients with drainage after breast surgery would be to keep the drain in place for the first 24 hours and then discharge the patient after removing the drain.


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